La Carboneria

La Carboneria, Seville: Hours, Address, La Carboneria Reviews: 4/5

La Carboneria
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6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
6:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
6:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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Neighborhood: Casco Antiguo
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Jo M
Harrogate, UK3 contributions
Family
Free entrance, just paid for our drinks. Arrived at 9pm and the show started at about 9.15. Lasted about 25 minutes - the introduction was in Spanish but we had singing, a guitarist and a dancer. Excellent taste of Flamenco.
Written July 29, 2022
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Marco_Polo499
Milan, Italy268 contributions
Don’t expect a show in the classic sense of the word. La Carboneria is a tavern where you go to have a bier (or a whiskey or other), to eat some simple food (but only if you want to eat) and to chat with your friends or other customers; in the meantime you can watch short flamenco performances given at fixed times. The business is open at night from 7 p.m., and you can stay as long as you like. The venue is a large space equipped with long communal benches and tables, and drinks are definitely cheap, possibly cheaper than in an ordinary coffee-shop.

The “tablao” (the wooden stage where the dancers perform) is very small and is located in a remote corner of the room, therefore you won't see very much if you're not sitting nearby. The troupe is composed of one dancer, one singer and one guitarist: they perform several times in an evening, for a duration of about 30 minutes each time. The performances are good, but you don't have to expect extraordinary things: after all the show is free. The atmosphere is popular, noisy and informal; generally, the site is very crowded, with many people spending there the whole evening: it is easy to get in touch with other people, both Spanish and non Spanish. La Carboneria is a place worth seeing in itself: flamenco is an added bonus.

The site is easily accessible on foot from the Cathedral. Anyone in the area can help you find the place since La Carboneria is very popular. There are no entrance tickets and there are no limits to the length of stay.
Written February 20, 2020
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viv d
Tenerife, Spain34 contributions
Friends
This is a great place to experience flamenco. You just have to buy your drinks.
This is the second time I have visited.......However, they need to rejig where the dancers perform.
The whole point of flamenco is being able to see the intricate footwork. But there are only around 10% of the audience that can see completely.
There is an upstairs balcony that you cant really see anything from.
I would put the artists up there, along with the tables.Everyone would be able to see then.
Written March 3, 2022
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Leon
Prague, Czech Republic12 contributions
Couples
Located in the city center of Seville, easily reachable on foot, this small place offers what it seems an authentic experience free of charge.

The place is small and in high season crowded by tourists and locals. No food served, only drinks. Definitely worth it is the sangria.

The show takes place several times per evening. For those who wants a good spot advice to arrive early and take seat near the platform where the performance will take place.

No drinks allowed from the outside except fot water. No video nor photo during the performance as reiterated several time before send during the show by the crew.

Worth visiting
Written July 18, 2022
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simonclark12200
France71 contributions
Trip advisor is great when you know how to use it and interpret the comments. I think I’ve used the service long enough now to know which comments are valid, reasonable and considered, which appear to be written by friends and family of the owners, and which are just ignorant nonsense. The comment posted yesterday about this bar has incensed me because the contributor clearly had no understanding of what it is they had gone to experience. I can only assume it was written by an American with unrealistic expectations. La Carbonería is a bit like a social club, except that anybody can enter and enjoy it as long, of course, as you buy a drink. It’s rough and ready, the seats are benches with limited sight lines, the toilets are rank, and it seems to be staffed by friends/volunteers. But, it’s a place where locals go for a drink, a catch up and to enjoy flamenco dancing and music in an atmosphere nothing like the majority of flamenco venues in this wonderful city. We went there last Friday, and for the price of two drinks enjoyed some really good flamenco singing, an excellent guitarist, just one excellent dancer. It was all we needed, but after the dancing was over and most people had left, the singer and guitarist treated us to a further thirty minutes of wonderful malagueñas which were a real treat. They were doing this for their own enjoyment, not to entertain, and for us this was the real spirit of Seville and why this particular venue is so popular with people who get it and who realise that free entrance usually means you are expected in return to buy a drink!
Written February 5, 2020
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Tamara P
4 contributions
Couples
We were here last evening, it is self service, show is inside, starts about 9, and then every half hour again for 20-25 minutes
We had table in the garden and then watching show standing.
It was great, authentic, passion show. Recommend
Written May 31, 2022
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Amykate
127 contributions
Family
I would avoid this place!!

We were recommended, so arrived in time for the show. It’s in a tiny run down looking building that is packed with people.

It was hot and uncomfortable and you could hardly see anything.

We were getting hassled to buy a drink, to the point a large man (supposedly security) targeted my partner and became aggressive as we had not brought a drink.

The show started and a lady who was sat down began singing. You could hardly see her and her singing was painful! This went on for about 5 minutes without any dancing.

Another thing, you were not allowed to take photos which I thought was very strange for a tourist place!

Very uncomfortable and would never go back!
Written February 4, 2020
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Jay
Tavira, Portugal36 contributions
Solo
Back here after an absence of a few years. Still a fantastic vibrant place, with amazing Flamenco music and dance. There are NO bouncers and NO laminted drinks menus that I could see (why would that even matter?) contrary to what the previous reviewer said. There are plenty of tourists here, but that adds to the atmosphere, in my opinion, and there are also lots of Spanish people. The staff are very efficient snd polite and the drinks are reasonably priced. One of my favourite bars anywhere.
Written May 21, 2022
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Gillfluff
Leeds, UK254 contributions
Couples
In former times this hidden gem offered the lucky visitor the opportunity to see (and feel) the power and passion of genuine Flamenco, affording a glimpse into the gypsy soul of old Seville. Returning here after an absence of several years, I was shocked (actually appalled) at its transformation into a strange sort of ‘nightclub’, complete with bouncers, a laminated drinks menu, benches full of tourists shouting and clapping (with no social distancing and not a mask in sight) topped off with the rudest and most unpleasant bar staff I have ever had the misfortune not to order a drink from. From cultural icon to booze trap for tourists, this is one transformation I will genuinely grieve over.
Written April 8, 2022
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Dominique K
Washington DC, DC81 contributions
Couples
The flamenco is awesome. The service is lousy, they seemed to be especially rude to Americans. CASH ONLY! And you are required to buy a drink; it’s worth it though for the flamenco. Arrive early if you want good seats. Lots of standing room though and you can see the performance just fine. There is an artist there who has been painting beautiful pictures of flamenco for 10+ years. I bought one from him back in 2012... it was fun to see him still painting there. Overall worth it!
Written February 14, 2020
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La Carboneria is open:
  • Sun - Thu 6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Fri - Sat 6:30 PM - 1:00 AM